The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:9780470569849

Total Pages:256

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How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired, it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships. Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by Dr. Arden include: Brain-Based Therapy-Adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.

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How Learning Works

Author:Susan A. Ambrose,Michael W. Bridges,Michele DiPietro,Marsha C. Lovett,Marie K. Norman

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:9780470617601

Total Pages:336

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Praise for How Learning Works "How Learning Works is the perfect title for this excellent book. Drawing upon new research in psychology, education, and cognitive science, the authors have demystified a complex topic into clear explanations of seven powerful learning principles. Full of great ideas and practical suggestions, all based on solid research evidence, this book is essential reading for instructors at all levels who wish to improve their students' learning." —Barbara Gross Davis, assistant vice chancellor for educational development, University of California, Berkeley, and author, Tools for Teaching "This book is a must-read for every instructor, new or experienced. Although I have been teaching for almost thirty years, as I read this book I found myself resonating with many of its ideas, and I discovered new ways of thinking about teaching." —Eugenia T. Paulus, professor of chemistry, North Hennepin Community College, and 2008 U.S. Community Colleges Professor of the Year from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education "Thank you Carnegie Mellon for making accessible what has previously been inaccessible to those of us who are not learning scientists. Your focus on the essence of learning combined with concrete examples of the daily challenges of teaching and clear tactical strategies for faculty to consider is a welcome work. I will recommend this book to all my colleagues." —Catherine M. Casserly, senior partner, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "As you read about each of the seven basic learning principles in this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learning theory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching, and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in applying the science of learning to college teaching, and they graciously share it with you in this organized and readable book." —From the Foreword by Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; coauthor, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction; and author, Multimedia Learning

The Martian

Author:Andy Weir

Publisher:Ballantine Books

ISBN:0804139032

Total Pages:400

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

We Were Liars

Author:E. Lockhart

Publisher:Delacorte Press

ISBN:0375984402

Total Pages:240

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

The Education of Kim Jong-Un

Author:Jung H. Pak

Publisher:Brookings Institution Press

ISBN:0815735235

Total Pages:22

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North Korea’s opaqueness combined with its military capabilities make the country and its leader dangerous wild cards in the international community. Brookings Senior Fellow Jung H. Pak, who led the U.S. intelligence community’s analysis on Korean issues, tells the story of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s upbringing, provides insight on his decision-making, and makes recommendations on how to thwart Kim’s ambitions. In her deep analysis of the personality of the North Korean leader, Pak makes clearer the reasoning behind the way he governs and conducts his foreign affairs.

Outliers

Author:Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316040347

Total Pages:320

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From the bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, learn what sets high achievers apart—from Bill Gates to the Beatles—in this seminal work from "a singular talent" (New York Times Book Review). In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"—the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

Visible Learning

Author:John Hattie

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1134024118

Total Pages:382

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This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Areas covered include the influence of the student, home, school, curricula, teacher, and teaching strategies. A model of teaching and learning is developed based on the notion of visible teaching and visible learning. A major message is that what works best for students is similar to what works best for teachers – an attention to setting challenging learning intentions, being clear about what success means, and an attention to learning strategies for developing conceptual understanding about what teachers and students know and understand. Although the current evidence based fad has turned into a debate about test scores, this book is about using evidence to build and defend a model of teaching and learning. A major contribution is a fascinating benchmark/dashboard for comparing many innovations in teaching and schools.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Author:National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community

Publisher:National Academies Press

ISBN:0309142393

Total Pages:348

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Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

The Master Key System

Author:Charles F. Haanel

Publisher:Courier Dover Publications

ISBN:0486831469

Total Pages:224

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Original course in New Thought encourages the transformation of dreams into reality by employing the law of attraction and creative visualization. Benefits range from mental development to improved health and finances.

Natural Language Processing with Python

Author:Steven Bird,Ewan Klein,Edward Loper

Publisher:\"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"

ISBN:0596555717

Total Pages:504

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This book offers a highly accessible introduction to natural language processing, the field that supports a variety of language technologies, from predictive text and email filtering to automatic summarization and translation. With it, you'll learn how to write Python programs that work with large collections of unstructured text. You'll access richly annotated datasets using a comprehensive range of linguistic data structures, and you'll understand the main algorithms for analyzing the content and structure of written communication. Packed with examples and exercises, Natural Language Processing with Python will help you: Extract information from unstructured text, either to guess the topic or identify "named entities" Analyze linguistic structure in text, including parsing and semantic analysis Access popular linguistic databases, including WordNet and treebanks Integrate techniques drawn from fields as diverse as linguistics and artificial intelligence This book will help you gain practical skills in natural language processing using the Python programming language and the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) open source library. If you're interested in developing web applications, analyzing multilingual news sources, or documenting endangered languages -- or if you're simply curious to have a programmer's perspective on how human language works -- you'll find Natural Language Processing with Python both fascinating and immensely useful.

Sophie's World

Author:Jostein Gaarder

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:1466804270

Total Pages:544

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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Cracking the Tech Career

Author:Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118968956

Total Pages:288

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Become the applicant Google can't turn down Cracking the Tech Career is the job seeker's guide tolanding a coveted position at one of the top tech firms. Afollow-up to The Google Resume, this book provides newinformation on what these companies want, and how to show them youhave what it takes to succeed in the role. Early planners willlearn what to study, and established professionals will discoverhow to make their skillset and experience set them apart from thecrowd. Author Gayle Laakmann McDowell worked in engineering atGoogle, and interviewed over 120 candidates as a member of thehiring committee – in this book, she shares her perspectiveson what works and what doesn't, what makes you desirable, and whatgets your resume saved or deleted. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are the coveted companies in thecurrent job market. They field hundreds of resumes every day, andhave their pick of the cream of the crop when it comes to selectingnew hires. If you think the right alma mater is all it takes, youneed to update your thinking. Top companies, especially in the techsector, are looking for more. This book is the complete guide tobecoming the candidate they just cannot turn away. Discover the career paths that run through the top techfirms Learn how to craft the prefect resume and prepare for theinterview Find ways to make yourself stand out from the hordes of otherapplicants Understand what the top companies are looking for, and how todemonstrate that you're it These companies need certain skillsets, but they also want agreat culture fit. Grades aren't everything, experience matters,and a certain type of applicant tends to succeed. Cracking theTech Career reveals what the hiring committee wants, and showsyou how to get it.

The 9/11 Commission Report

Author:National Commission O Terrorist Attacks

Publisher:Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN:1616402199

Total Pages:588

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It has, improbably, been called uncommonly lucid, even riveting by The New York Times, and it was a finalist for the 2004 National Book Awards nonfiction honor. It is a literally chilling read, especially in its minute-by-minute description of the events of the morning of 9/11 inside the Twin Towers.It is The 9/11 Commission Report, which was, before its publication, perhaps one of the most anticipated government reports of all time, and has been since an unlikely bestseller. The official statement by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States-which was instituted in late 2002 and chaired by former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean-it details what went wrong on that day (such as intelligence failures), what went right (the heroic response of emergency services and self-organizing civilians), and how to avert similar future attacks.Highlighting evidence from the day, from airport surveillance footage of the terrorists to phone calls from the doomed flights, and offering details that have otherwise gone unheard, this is an astonishing firsthand document of contemporary history. While controversial in parts-it has been criticized for failing to include testimony from key individuals, and it completely omits any mention of the mysterious collapse of WTC 7-it is nevertheless an essential record of one of the most transformational events of modern times.

Learn English

Author:Suat ATLI

Publisher:Suat ATLI

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Total Pages:491

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I prepared this book to improve my own English. Then, When I started to work on the book - I will explain the way I work below - I found it very useful. Therefore, I published the book. if you want to improve your English. There's no harm in trying. You can work on 1, 2 or 3 stories per day. Depending on your free time. I worked on two stories per day. And of course the basic level of your English will lead to faster results. Operation: I. Write your chosen story on a piece of paper after the beginning. II. Underline the words you do not know, search for the meaning and write under it. III. Read the story aloud once. IV. Translate the story yourself without help. V. Check the translation of the story you are translating. with the help of a teacher or someone who knows. It may be difficult at first, but after working for at least a month, you will see the difference from your initial situation. ------- Bu kitabı kendi İngilizcemi geliştirmek için hazırladım. Sonra, kitap üzerinde çalışmaya başladığımda - aşağıdaki çalışma şeklimi açıklayacağım - çok faydalı buldum. Bu yüzden kitabı yayımladım. İngilizcenizi geliştirmek istiyorsanız. Denemenin zararı yok. Günde 1, 2 veya 3 hikaye üzerinde çalışabilirsiniz. Boş zamanlarına bağlı olarak. Ben günde iki hikaye üzerinde çalıştım. Ve elbette İngilizceniz temel seviyede olursa daha hızlı öğrenirsiniz. Çalışma Şeklim: I. Seçtiğiniz hikayeyi baştan sonra bir kağıda yazın. II. Bilmediğiniz kelimelerin altını çizin, anlamı arayın ve altına yazın. III. Hikayeyi bir kez sesli okuyun. IV. Hikayeyi yardımsız kendin tercüme edin. V. Tercüme ettiğiniz hikayenin çevirisini kontrol edin. Bir öğretmenin veya bilen birinin yardımıyla. İlk başta zor olabilir, ancak en az bir ay çalıştıktan sonra, ilk durumunuzdan farkı göreceksiniz.